window-shop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v window-shop examine the shop windows; shop with the eyes only
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Quotations

  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
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    “When you see a great deal of religion displayed in his shop window, you may depend on it, that he keeps a very small stock of it within.”
  • Thomas Carlyle
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    “It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.”

Usage

In literature:

In such a busy, bustling thoroughfare, with so many shop windows as excuses for loitering, the task was easy.
"The Czar's Spy" by William Le Queux
From door and windows nearly every shop and residence in the village proper could be seen.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
Every shop-window was filled with goods placarded ostentatiously as 'made in Robeen.
"Hyacinth" by George A. Birmingham
Lizzy at once looked out of the window and saw the man peering into the shop-door, as if exploring the premises.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 2, Issue 10, August, 1858" by Various
The shops of the watch-makers and the diamond windows are then particularly brilliant.
"The Youthful Wanderer" by George H. Heffner
On arriving at the shop, I saw to my delight that the paper was still in the window.
"The Worlds Greatest Books" by Arthur Mee, J. A. Hammerton, Eds.
Their busts or pictures were in every cultivated family and in almost every shop-window.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIII" by John Lord
Both stopped at a shop window to examine some articles which were on exhibition there.
"Jack's Ward" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
He looked up the street, and then, the well-known shop of Mr. Kybird catching his eye, walked over and inspected the contents of the window.
"At Sunwich Port, Part 2." by W.W. Jacobs
The boarding-master leaned against the shop-window and regarded him dumbly.
"At Sunwich Port, Part 5." by W.W. Jacobs
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In poetry:

Sometimes, in a shop window, you appear,
set up between others of the same gender,
dressed in new clothes and marked
with a little card, a price on your breast.
"Liberty" by Gerrit Achterberg

In news:

I can stop by the mall to window shop and come out with three outfits and several things for the house.
30 pm, the teens used a baseball bat to break out the window of a dougnut shop on the 3800 block of Telegraph Road in Ventura.
A Discover logo is adhered to a window at the entrance of a shop in Cambridge, Mass.
Right, a shopper walks past a window display of Kusama?s design at a Louis Vuitton shop in Singapore.
'Go- Shop' Window Closes on Dollar Thrifty.
A shop in Winona is known to create its own vibrant windows and repair existing ones.
Channel 10 News reported on June 23 that a car had gone through the front window of the shop located at 1501 Rosecrans Street.
Girls and dwindling finances may stifle actual ownership of many rusted heaps, but that doesn't stop us from window shopping.
Spain is famous for its hams ( jamones )—whole pork legs hang in shop windows and home kitchens.
A construction project that will bring more shops, housing and parking to downtown Bethesda has entered a new phase — one that may shake windows and rattle the nerves of some in the area.
In the brick-and-mortar world, it really doesn't matter how many people window- shop your wares.
Whether you're window shopping or searching for that perfect gift, you can find clothing, furniture, jewelry, books and more at Belvedere Square 's boutiques.
Window shopping has just been taken to a whole new level by eBay.
Window(s) Shopping: 10 Scenes From Microsoft's Boston Storefront Debut.
We were sitting in front of a particularly inspiring shop window chatting about the season.
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In science:

Web sites are the shop windows of organisations and visitors expect them to be up to date. The construction and maintenance of multilingual web sites is particularly tricky. It is quite different from the more traditional parallel texts. For example, blatant errors must be corrected immediately.
Open architecture for multilingual parallel texts
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